#EdwardSnowden #ChelseaManning #JulianAssange: our new heroes Slavoj Žižek Opinion | The Guardian

As the NSA revelations have shown, whistleblowing is now an essential art. It is our means of keeping ‘public reason’ alive

 

We all remember President Obama’s smiling face, full of hope and trust, in his first campaign: “Yes, we can!” – we can get rid of the cynicism of the Bush era and bring justice and welfare to the American people. Now that the US continues its covert operations and expands its intelligence network, spying even on its allies, we can imagine protesters shouting at Obama: “How can you use drones for killing? How can you spy even on our allies?” Obama murmurs with a mockingly evil smile: “Yes, we can.”

Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: our new heroes | Slavoj Žižek | Opinion | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/03/snowden-manning-assange-new-heroes